Tennis Ace Zoe Hives chooses tap

22 January 2019

Zoe Hives

Central Highlands Water Be Smart Choose Tap ambassador (BSCT) Zoe Hives, has made an impressive start to 2019. With all of Ballarat behind her, Zoe made it through to the second round of the Australian Open earlier this year. Although it was her singles grand slam debut, Zoe demonstrated that she can clearly perform on the main stage.

Growing up on a cattle farm in country Victoria, just outside of Ballarat, Zoe possessed a love of tennis from a young age. Heading down to her parents’ tennis court to practice her swing at age 5, Zoe was playing competitively by age 7.

At age 14, Zoe won her first major tennis title the Spring Nationals Under 14’s. The first of many titles she won as a junior player. In September 2012 she was selected to represent Australia in the Junior Fed Cup, travelling to Barcelona Spain to compete.

Zoe first began to contemplate the possibility of playing tennis professionally at age 16 and continued to work on her game. Packing up her bags and heading to Europe alone in 2017, the move helped Zoe improve her world ranking and develop as a player.

At the beginning of this year Zoe was granted wildcard card entry to both the WTA Hobart International tennis tournament and the Australian Open, where she performed strongly. Making it to the second round in both tournaments, 2019 is shaping up to be a career highlight for Zoe.

Clearly an incredibly talented tennis player, Zoe is also a brilliant role model to both young and old. Continually demonstrating what can be achieved when perseverance and dedication is applied. This made her an obvious choice to be a BSCT ambassador, coming on board in September last year.

Zoe has frequently expressed the importance of staying hydrated during her matches. Highlighting how water helps regulates your body’s temperature, which improves joint and muscle health. Vital for when she is playing a long match either here at home or overseas.

In her role as BSCT ambassador, Zoe has been speaking/engaging with school children across the region, discussing the importance of hydration in not only sport but for your overall health and wellbeing. Also, how choosing tap helps reduce our environmental impact. Encouraging all to move away from single use plastic bottles and start using refillable bottles. A message that Central Highlands Water strongly endorses/supports.

Central Highlands Water is proud to partner with Zoe Hives, as she continues to rise.

You can find out more about the BSCT schools programme here.

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